Browsing Archive March, 2011

Mets Tied for First Place

As of this moment, the New York Mets are tied for first place in the NL East. See? I can post positive news.

Unfortunately, that position in the standings is guaranteed to change by the time this day is over — unless this afternoon’s game between the Nationals and Braves is postponed.

Enjoy it while it lasts … we have no idea how long the Mets will remain atop the standings.


Pat Misch Will Report To Buffalo

According to Adam Rubin at ESPN-NY, Pat Misch has agreed to accept an assignment to AAA Buffalo.

Good move for Misch, I think, since his best shot at returning to the bigs is likely with the Mets. As much as I’d like to believe that Chris Young is going to stay healthy for more than 15 starts, it’s not a realistic expectation. Add in the uncertainty of Chris Capuano, who may or may not be fully recovered from TJ surgery. Plus, pitchers who appear healthy when they leave sunny Florida could suddenly feel soreness and other ailments in the cold, wet northeast April weather.

The one thing going against Misch is the fact that Dillon Gee has options, and therefore could be more likely to get a brief callup for a spot start.


Jason Bay is on the 15-Day DL

Not a surprise, but it’s official: Jason Bay has been placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

Bad news for Jason, but not necessarily bad news for the Mets. For all we know, Lucas Duda may step in and prove to be a monster with this opportunity. Plus, Bay has been the man of a thousand stances all spring, struggling to find a consistent approach and swing. Maybe a week off from swinging and tinkering is the best thing for Bay right now.


Isringhausen To Stay in Port St. Lucie

Adam Rubin has reported that Jason Isringhausen will remain back in Port St. Lucie for at least another two weeks. However, that’s no guarantee that he’ll be with the Mets in the near future.

Per Rubin’s post:

If another team approaches Isringhausen in the interim about a major league opportunity, the Mets must either call up Izzy or let him depart.

“It’s in their hands,” Isringhausen said. “If another team wants me, what we’ve talked about is they have the right to call me up or let me go.”